Explore the natural parks on mountain bike
Tarifa is not only a popular destination for kite surfing and beach holidays.
It is also located between two natural parks in a mountainous environment.
Cyclists have so many routes to choose from short and simple routes, to long routes demanding with many ascents and descents.
Although sometimes it is inevitable to use the national road, rural roads are always fast or roads belonging to the ancient military batteries or wind fields out of use.
It is easy to rent a mountain bike in tarifa, I you travel with your own bike you will find at the Hotel La Torre there is enough space to safely store the bike.
Starting from Hotel La Torre in direction Cadiz, many routes through the mountains of Betis and San Bartolo. From here there are perhaps the best views over the beaches and the Strait. There are several paths and un-crowded roads that are perfect for cycling.
A little further is Bologna where it can also be reached from Betis. Also here you will find many paths that reach Zahara de los Atunes and Barbate.
Who prefer to go towards the interior should choose routes leading from Facinas to the mountains. Here you will find demanding routes that lead through mountains back to tarifa.
Leaving the hotel direction tarifa you reach after a few hundred meters the area of La Peña. Also there are many paths and country roads, through which you can reach via the hills and fields the sanctuary of the Virgen de la Luz.
All the wind farms have also partially very steep roads that cross the mountains and incredible views.
From Tarifa in direction Algeciras, by the side of the Mediterranean, the upper variant of the coast path can be used. From there there are many alternative ways that lead you by wind farms, Pelayo and El Bujeo or Guadalmesí.
Given the large number of ways and variants is advisable to consult with local cyclists and also use the services of a guide if you don’t know the area very well. Local operators can plan routes more appropriate according to the desired level and length of travel and have multilingual staff.